The Little Epicurean

Feb 09 2016

Almond Honey Cake with Citrus

Almond Honey Cake with Citrus

What ever happened to spring? Los Angeles is getting a taste of summer this week. Beach trip in February? This is why I love Southern California. While I have been enjoying the sweater weather of January, I definitely cannot complain about all the sunshine. It puts me in such high spirits. It makes me just as cheerful as a slice of this almond honey cake with citrus and cream.

Just like my previous coconut confetti cake, this cake also screams happy! Maybe it’s that yellow striped dish towel? Perhaps it’s all the colorful citrus on top?

Almond Honey Cake with Citrus

While February is unofficially the month of chocolate (thank you, Valentine’s Day), it’s my favorite time of year to bake with citrus. The abundance of grapefruit and blood oranges makes me giddy. I love the bright colors and the even brighter flavors they bring.

This cake is very simple to put together. It’s a standard one layer cake topped with a luscious cream and adorned with a variety of citrus segments.

Almond Honey Cake

This cake has no sugar. All of it’s sweetness comes from honey. The cake itself is pretty dense due to the mixture of cornmeal and almond flour. To bring moisture to the cake, after baking it is soaked with an orange juice-honey syrup. This syrup also imparts an amazing floral scent and flavor.

Feb 07 2016

Coconut Confetti Cake

Coconut Confetti Cake

There are so many things to celebrate this month. From birthdays and job promotions to engagements and baby showers, all these happy occasions definitely require cake. (I’m sure tonight’s Super Bowl victors will also be partaking in cake at some point.) Have you noticed the influx of cakes on the blog recently? In previous...

Feb 03 2016

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EntertainAndPair #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. Wine and cheese pairing is so trite. Delicious, but overplayed. This Valentine’s Day, skip the cheese and focus on the chocolate!  I absolutely...

Feb 01 2016

Banana Coconut Pretzel Tart

Banana Coconut Pretzel Tart

Where is the restart button? I played a lot of video games as a kid. As a highly competitive gamer, my goal was to win. Nothing angered or disappointed me more than seeing “game over” written all over the screen. Rather let myself fall to that fate, I often quickly hit the restart button...

Jan 28 2016

Lemon Meringue Cake

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Sibling rivalry. Does it ever end? What happens when it is one-sided? (Yes, I will somehow relate this topic to lemon meringue cake.) As the older of two, I never sought to compete with my younger sibling. I have always seen us as two separate entities, completely different in every imaginable way. The only...

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